Karli

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Karli

(kär`lē), village, Maharashtra state, W India. Nearby are Buddhist caves that may have been excavated as early as the 2d cent. B.C. The most famous of them measures 124 ft by 45 ft (38 m by 14 m) and is India's largest cave temple. Its ancient shrine, columns, and ornamentation survive in part.
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She wished to see the Karli Caves, her appetite doubtless whetted by reading The History of Indian Architecture by James Fergusson, the architectural historian who subsequently designed her gallery.